I'm currently taking an enforced rest from painting as I crushed my thumb in the car door - idiot!. So here's some pictures of the Needles Old Battery from my recent trip to the Isle of Wight. (link to the National Trust site)
It's a great mix from the Victorian old battery to the new and then the "secret" rocket testing site, despite being bright there was a gale force wind and a possibility that the site would be closed.
Some pictures of the old battery, the entrance across the ditch.
Overview of the battery
The needles lighthouse, the white crests in the mid ground mark the shoal so that ships have to pass in close to the battery
One of the 7 inch Armstrong guns, luckily when they came to the end of their useful life they were just tipped off the cliff instead of being sent off to be smelted down
Finally, an excellent picture of the battery from the sea taken by Steve the Wargamer, thanks Steve.